Guardians of the Flutes: Idioms of Masculinity: Idioms of Masculinity : With a New Preface / Edition 1

Guardians of the Flutes: Idioms of Masculinity: Idioms of Masculinity : With a New Preface / Edition 1

by Gilbert Herdt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226327493

ISBN-13: 9780226327495

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In the first systematic documentation of New Guinea rituals of manhood, Gilbert Herdt places the homosexual customs of the Sambia in their ecological and ideological contexts while exploring what they mean to the individuals who practice them. Raising a host of issues concerning gender identity, hostility between the sexes, and the relationships between myth,

Overview

In the first systematic documentation of New Guinea rituals of manhood, Gilbert Herdt places the homosexual customs of the Sambia in their ecological and ideological contexts while exploring what they mean to the individuals who practice them. Raising a host of issues concerning gender identity, hostility between the sexes, and the relationships between myth, culture, and personal experience, Herdt provides a vivid and convincing portrait of how Sambia men experience their sexual development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226327495
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Language
Foreword
Robert A. LeVine
Preface to the 1994 edition
Preface
Introduction
1: People of the Mountain Forest
2: Idioms and Verbal Behavior
3: The Inward Cosmos
4: Genderizing the Pandanus Tree
5: The Phantom Cassowary
6: Femininity
7: Masculinity
8: Male Parthenogenesis: A Myth and Its Meaning
9: Conclusion
Appendix A: "Tali Says": On the problem of symbolic meaning and its relationship to field conditions among the Sambia
Appendix B: Nilutwo's Dreams
Appendix C: The Myth of Cassowary
Appendix D: On the Origins of Warfare and Initiation
Appendix E: The Myth of Gandei
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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